Extremely rare and early ANGELUS 8 Days travel snake leather clock, equipped with the most sought after crown-winding, simple, non-alarm Cal. Angelus 240 movement with 15 Jewels. Made between 1936 – 1939. Angelus 240 movement was introduced by Stolz Frères in Le Locle as the world’s smallest 8-day watch movement in 1936. They were developed for alarm travel clocks and more complex weather stations with up to 6 different gauges. There are also some limited examples of beautifully decorated table clocks made by/for Mathey Tissot, Tiffany & Co. and Türler. Appart from that it is very rare to find an Angelus 240 somewhere else.
Also interesting, that Angelus produced in 1955 and 1961 a series of Cal. 240 SF non-alarm crown-wind movements specifically developed for the use in Radiomir Panerai Ref. GPF 2/56 and in Luminor 6152-1 wrist watches on special request of Guido Panerai e Figlio, to replace Rolex 618 movements that had a power reserve of only 38 hours and daily winding was wearing out the threads of the crown tubes and the sealing gaskets. Panerai used Angelus 240 8-day movements to reduce winding to once a week.
Moreover recently in 2005, Richemont Panerai used vintage Angelus 240 units for their special editions PAM 203 and PAM 267. These mechanisms were refinished and converted clock movements with only 15 Jewels (exactly as this example).
Dimensions: 70 x 46 x 20 mm. Clock is in overall great condition 9/10, running and ready to use or gift!